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Poster: rj975 Date: Aug 12, 2008 12:09am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Public domain films after 1978?

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I've searched every alternate title courtesy imdb. I didn't know about the closing credits copyright??? Some of the movies in mind have been released by public domain companies in jumbo comp dvd sets, etc.

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Poster: jonc Date: Aug 12, 2008 8:54am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Public domain films after 1978?

There's a useful public domain chart at the Copyright Information Center at Cornell University. Anything produced from 1964 to 1988 with notice is protected. After 1988 notice nor registration are required. It's possible that the discount publishers are paying modest royalties, but more likely they don't do any research. Some just download movies from sites like this one and publicdomaintorrents. PDT can't be considered an authority on public domain.

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Poster: rj975 Date: Aug 12, 2008 6:49pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Public domain films after 1978?

Thank you for that link. I'm going to study it well. In your opinion, does this web site have about the same authority as PDT?...

http://filmchest.com

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Poster: jonc Date: Aug 13, 2008 8:36am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Public domain films after 1978?

I couldn't tell you that. Your best sources if you are not sure of something are probably the Copyright Catalog and these forums.